Association wants FG to curb traders extortion on highways

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AWKA – Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo, President- Amalgamated Market Traders Anambra State (AMATAS), has urged to curb the incessant extortion traders conveying goods highways.

Ezenwankwo made the appeal in an interview with newsmen at the of executives of Eke-Awka market chapter of AMATAS in Awka Sunday.

He said the extortion was affecting traders, adding: “the extortion mostly highways is one of the daunting challenges the traders are facing in the course of doing their businesses.

“We know what it takes to bring down our goods from Lagos or Onne Sea Port to the South-East.

“Some of us who bring goods from outside the country are disturbed the way treat traders on the roads,” he said.[eap_ad_1] He commended the state for creating the enabling environment for traders to thrive, adding that the state had the least tax levied on traders in the South-East.

The president- also commended the maturity and comportment of the traders during the , and charged the new leadership to see their as service to God and humanity.

In acceptance speech, the new of Eke-Awka Market, Chief Emeka Agumadu, promised to draw the attention of to the lingering challenges of electricity and water in the market.

Agumadu assured the traders that administration would ensure improvement in the and upgrading of the market to an international standard.

Other members of the were Mr Echezona Obiano, Vice ; Mr Emeka Anemezie, Secretary; Mr Austine Okolie, Assistant Secretary; and Mr Uchendu Efobi, Financial Secretary, among others.

The state had appointment a caretaker committee to oversee the market following the leadership crisis that rocked the market for four years. (NAN)